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Louisiana Office Of Tourism Announces Meetings To Continue Planning The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail

Noé Alfaro

The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) will hold additional meetings in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to plan the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. These additional meetings continue the planning process started in the spring with a series of meetings held across the state.

 The trail will help to share the overarching role Louisiana played in the Civil Rights Movement. These meetings, which will be facilitated by LOT staff, are designed to get valuable input from Louisiana citizens, to identify and interpret historic events, physical structures, and locations that helped shape Civil Rights history.

 “We are very proud of the effort already put into this trail and the enthusiasm of the public as we continue our planning efforts,” said Doug Bourgeois, assistant secretary of the Louisiana Office of Tourism. “We fully expect the trail to be an ongoing project with a dynamic and changing selection of sites and stories as we continue to unearth important milestones in our history.”

 The meetings will provide an overview of the project, discuss the nomination process and criteria, and answer any questions attendees may have.